The Effects Of Testing On Human Trials On The University Of Buffalo 's Research

1375 Words Nov 29th, 2016 6 Pages
Articles often manipulate scientific inquiries to appeal to their audiences. Due to these exploitations in scientific research papers, media sites interpret data incorrectly, and distort the results of scientific research. Although many media sites, give faulty information, The Huffington Post does a fair job at interpreting the University of Buffalo’s Research Institutes work on endocannabinoids and their effect on cognitive behavior. Neuroscientists from the University of Buffalo’s Research Institute on Addictions found that “endocannabinoids, chemical compounds in the brain that activate the same receptors as THC, an active compound in marijuana, may be helpful in treating depression that results from chronic stress”. Comparing Huffington Posts’ statement with JNeuroci’s research “Chronic Stress Impairs α1-Adrenoceptor-Induced Endocannabinoid-Dependent Synaptic Plasticity in the Dorsal Raphe Nucleus”, Huffington Post adequately summarizes the University of Buffalo’s Research Institute on Addictions. Although Huffington Post briefly states the testing on rats, they do not account for the fact that the research is strictly animal based in the Universities research. Although some accounts of testing cannabis on human trials have been proven successful, JNeurosci does not account for this. Huffington post quotes “Using compounds derived from cannabis — marijuana — to restore normal endocannabinoid function could potentially help stabilize moods and ease depression”, but…

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